Marine Electronics

Self-Starting Diesel?

Perhaps it was somebodys idea of a joke. Who walks away from their boat and leaves the engine running? But when I climbed back...

Spinlock’s PX Power Cleat Releases Under Load

Perhaps nothing on boats has developed as steadily and soundly as line-holding devices—cams, clams, jams, clutches, stoppers and plain old horned cleats.There were some...

Spinlock’s PX Power Cleat Releases Under Load

Perhaps nothing on boats has developed as steadily and soundly as line-holding devices—cams, clams, jams, clutches, stoppers and plain old horned cleats.There were some...

Color GPS Chartplotters: Si-Tex Nautilus is a Best Buy

Of seven models, the Si-Tex Nautilus earns a Best Buy, but the Shipmate CE40 is the one we’d most like to own.

Belt Tension Gauges

Practical Sailor’s editor-at-large, Nick Nicholson, writing in the Offshore Log in the May 1999 issue, discussed a breakdown of Calypso’s high-output alternator.Because such alternators...

Color GPS Chartplotters: Si-Tex Nautilus is a Best Buy

Of seven models, the Si-Tex Nautilus earns a Best Buy, but the Shipmate CE40 is the one we’d most like to own.

Nav Software: Visual Navigation Suite vs. The Cap’n

A close examination of each charting program favors Visual Navigation Suite’s vector charts over The Cap’n’s raster charts.

Nav Software: Visual Navigation Suite vs. The Cap’n

A close examination of each charting program favors Visual Navigation Suite’s vector charts over The Cap’n’s raster charts.

Offshore Log: Essential Forecasting Tools

Our years of sailing in New England and the Caribbean, with their stable, predictable weather patterns, left us ill-prepared to deal with the vagaries...

Light Dimmer and Motor Controller

Occasionally, there are times when you would like to control the lighting brightness in the cabin-intimate settings, night sailing without adequate red lights in...